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Siemens Mobility to continue manufacturing in Germany / Locations are to be retained
Siemens to give up its production facility in Prague / Selling option
"In the necessary reorganization process, excess capacity in our factories will be eliminated. This will ensure the long-term competitiveness of the Mobility Division", stated Hans-Jörg Grundmann, CEO of the Mobility Division. The main reason for the excess capacity is the increasing proportion of customers in growth markets such as China, for example, who more and more frequently demand the involvement of local partners. The Division is therefore planning to optimize its value adding and, for example, to hand over portions of production entirely to subcontractors, as is done in the automotive industry. Siemens also plans to give up its Mobility production facility in Prague. According to Grundmann: "In Prague, we have a number of very well trained specialists and can also imagine selling the factory to a reputable company."
In future, the production of rail vehicles for Mobility is to be concentrated in three centers of competence: aluminum vehicles are to be made in Krefeld-Uerdingen, steel vehicles in Vienna and locomotives in Munich. Production locations close to the customer such as the tram manufacturing plant in Sacramento (USA) are to be retained. As already announced in early July, a total of 2,500 jobs are to be cut worldwide in the Siemens Mobility Division in the course of the comprehensive restructuring program. Around 700 of them will be in sales and administration and approximately 1,800 in engineering and manufacturing, primarily in Europe, where 850 jobs are to go (see table).
Table: Planned reduction of 850 jobs in engineering and manufacturing (figures rounded off)Country Location
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